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Their name is an abbreviation for "I Have.
In 2018, Yujin and Wonyoung competed on Mnet's survival show Produce 48 in which they ranked in the final 12, thus debuting as members of the project girl group IZ*ONE. The group debuted on October 29, 2018 and disbanded on April 29, 2021.
On February 18, 2021, it was announced that Yujin would become the new MC for Inkigayo, replacing Naeun of APRIL. She made her first appearance as an MC, alongside TREASURE's Jihoon and NCT's Sungchan, on March 7.
On August 22, 2021, an article published by Star News revealed that Starship Entertainment would be debuting a new girl group during the second half of 2021; it was also stated that former members of IZ*ONE An Yu Jin and Jang Won Young, who are also artists under the label, would be included in the group. Later that same day, Starship confirmed the plans to debut the group but however left no comment regarding Yujin and Wonyoung's inclusion.
On September 27, it was announced that Wonyoung and ENHYPEN's Sunghoon would become the new MCs for KBS' Music Bank, replacing OH MY GIRL's Arin and TXT's Soobin after they stepped down from their positions as the previous MCs.
On November 1, the group's official SNS accounts were opened along with the reveal of their name "IVE" and the motion video of their logo. On November 2, the next day, a Naver article was published reporting that the group will be made up of six members and that previously revealed members Yujin and Wonyoung are to be included.
On November 2, Yujin was officially announced as the group's first member, followed by Gaeul on November 3, Wonyoung on November 4, Liz on November 5, Rei on November 6, and Leeseo on November 7.
2021: Debut with "Eleven"
It was later revealed that the group will be debuting on December 1, 2021. Two days later, it was announced the group would debut with their first single album, titled "Eleven". To promote the group's debut with the single album, a face-to-face showcase was held on the release day of the single album. The showcase was also broadcasted on the group's official channel.
On November 15, a video series called "Show What I Have" was started on the group's official YouTube channel, where each member introduced themselves, starting with Yujin on November 15, followed by Rei on November 16, Leeseo on November 17, Liz on November 18, Gaeul on November 19 and Wonyoung on November 20.
After the start of promotions the single "Eleven" climbed the Korean charts reaching the Top 10 on all major digital charts. The single also reached the TOP 10 on the Gaon Digital Chart.The single album also sold over 260,000 copies in less than a month. It ended the year as the 49th best selling album of the year in Korea.
On December 8, 2021, IVE received their first music show win on MBC's Show Champion for "Eleven." They became the fastest girl group to achieve their first win at only seven days post-debut, beating the previous record of nine days held by ITZY.
|Gaeul (가을)||Main Dancer, Rapper, Vocalist||Dark Blue||2021–present|
|Yujin (유진)||Leader, Vocalist||Green||2021–present|
|Rei (레이)||Rapper, Vocalist||Purple||2021–present|
|Wonyoung (원영)||Vocalist, Center||Red||2021–present|
|Liz (리즈)||Main Vocalist||Orange||2021-present|
|Leeseo (이서)||Vocalist, Maknae||Blue||2021-present|
- "Eleven" (2021)
- 1,2,3 IVE (YouTube, 2021)
- Yujin and Wonyoung are former Produce 48 contestants and IZ*ONE members.
- Rei is the first Japanese idol to debut under Starship Entertainment.
- All of the members were born in the 21st century.